Is it time to change our Gun Control regulations?

Shooting spree at Batman Aurora premier

Would a different gun control or security policy prevent this horrible theater massacre? 

What do you think about the current gun control regulations?


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Movie theater shooting: Shaken film industry reacts After movie theater shooting in Colorado, theater owners review security and Warner Bros. cancels events surrounding 'The Dark Knight Rises.'
Ted Mundorff, president and chief executive of the 60-location Landmark Theatres chain, said exhibitors always place a premium on their patrons' safety and comfort, in large part so moviegoers can "enjoy escaping and visiting other worlds."
But even with additional security measures, he said, it would be almost impossible to thwart an attack like the one in Aurora, which he called "an American tragedy." Said Mundorff: "The reality is you don't stop somebody like this."
Anyone near a theater on Friday could tell it was not business as usual. The L.A. and New York City police departments said they would station officers at cinemas showing "The Dark Knight Rises" this weekend, and some theater chains said they would bring in extra private guards to make patrons feel safer.

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The National Assn. of Theatre Owners said it had circulated to members various security guidelines provided by theDepartment of Homeland Security, such as ensuring that emergency plans are current and staff are trained to report suspicious activity.

"We've had no guidelines to go by because this kind of thing just doesn't happen," said Phil Zacheretti, president and CEO of Phoenix Big Cinemas, a Knoxville, Tenn., company that operates 25 theaters in 15 states. "In my 37 years in the industry, I don't recall a premeditated planned attack liked this."

Zacheretti said he met with staff Friday morning to review security measures and reminded them to report suspicious activity and double-check that exit doors are properly secured. He said the Colorado shooting could prompt his and other theaters to install security monitors on exit doors.

But Zacheretti and other theaters owners said they had no plans to check patrons' bags or install scanners. "We're not going to start checking everybody's purses," he said. "We're a place of enjoyment, where people come to be entertained."

In Utah, the popular Megaplex Theatres chain said it was moving forward with parties it had scheduled to celebrate the opening of Nolan's new film.

"We have a Gotham City bat cave set up at one of our theaters, and a bat signal beaming up onto some of our buildings," said Blake Andersen, senior vice president of Megaplex, which has 16 cinemas in Utah, one of which was the second-highest-grossing location in the country for post-midnight screenings on Friday. "This is a random act of violence that could have happened at a mall or at McDonald's or a school — and now in a movie theater. The worst thing we can do is hunker down and let these random few bad guys win."

At L.A. area theaters, numerous patrons said that although they had followed news of the shooting, they did not change their moviegoing plans. "I'm not scared — because I can't live my life like that — but it's still a scary, scary thought," said Val Herrador, 22, from Valley Village.

Added Jannik Berum, 19, who was visiting Hollywood from Denmark: "It's a bit weird, but I want to see the movie. I'm not afraid. It happened in Colorado. That's a long way.",,

Times staff writers Danielle Paquette, Amy Kaufman, Steven Zeitchik, Joe Flint and Meg James contributed to this report.

HI EVERYONE JUST CAME BACK ON 9/24/12 just checking in on whats new nothing?

Nothing. Crazy people and criminals will always have access to guns no matter what the law is. 

Gun laws don't matter. If some nutbag is determined to do an insane act, they WILL get a gun, one way or another. The only people gun control laws effect are those who own guns legally.

If a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, then that makes me a burning truck filled with TNT hurtling through a rocket fuel depot.

In the way they blame the left is kind of like when they was blaming gays for the 911 attack.


While no one even showed up to the straight pride parades these protestants was trying start during 911. Spain wouldn't even let the pope step foot in their Country to god damn gays there. But the protestants in the US sure did listen to Bush's reverend Jerry Falwell after he gave his hate speechs god damning others.


I was born straignt - These protestants have to work at it.

We all have an appointment with the grim reaper.  As gruesome as it sounds, this was their appointment.  The dead have been judged, most likely martyrs.  It is time to render solace to those who survive. 

Join with us in prayer for the injured, and for the families of the injured and the dead.  In the end we all bear account to the Almighty.


Solace and love are contagious: this is one condition you WANT to catch!

Why add more laws?  The ones we have didn't work and adding more would be even worse.

The liberal press would like to see firearms outlawed.  So would all of law enforcement.  Then we could all be afraid, because only the government and criminals would own firearms.  Laws of any kind, do NOT deter criminals from breaking them, and that includes Gun Control Laws.  Too bad some people cannot grasp that truism.

The public in the UK is not allowed to own fire arms. Why not do a study on it before you god damn it either way?


But then the UK has a corupt government while they get hit with bombs a lot while thats probably where the US is headed either way its self.


I've always heard that atheist dominent Countrys and catholic dominent Countrys have a lot lower crime rate than protestant dominent Countrys do. Rather than changing gun laws why don't you consider changing your religion? That just might help.

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